Darling Harbour

For amazing entertainment, delicious waterside dining and incredible wildlife, Darling Harbour is the perfect destination in the heart of Sydney. Meet penguins and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and get up close to koalas and a giant saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

You’ll find plenty more exciting things to do and see, from Sydney Harbour cruises and tall ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a tranquil haven. You can even walk the red carpet with your favourite star at Madame Tussauds, a wax museum.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour

The events calendar is wonderful all year and you can see world-class shows at ICC Sydney, a convention, exhibition and theatre complex. There are special attractions for the kids, too. Darling Quarter Kids Playground has climbing ropes, slides, swings, flying foxes and water games.

The food and wine experiences are delectable, with waterfront restaurants, alfresco cafes and trendy bars along the waterfront at Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and Harbourside, where there are souvenir shops and fashion boutiques. And you can dance the night away at funky nightclubs, too.

Darling Harbour during Vivid Sydney

Getting to Darling Harbour is easy and there are comfortable accommodation options. The lively precinct is next to Barangaroo and Pyrmont, only 10 minutes’ walk from Town Hall Station in the city centre, and a stroll from Chinatown. You can also travel by light rail or a ferry to Darling Harbour.

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  1. Gapu-Monuk Saltwater

    Thursday 09 November 2017 to Wednesday 17 October 2018 , Darling Harbour

    The exhibition Gapu-Monuk Saltwater Journey to Sea Country, will be an acknowledgement of the significant and stunning story of the Yolŋu people of northeast Arnhem Land and their fight for recognition of Indigenous Sea Rights. It is a d…

    09 Nov - 17 Oct
  2. James Cameron — Challenging the Deep

    Thursday 18 October 2018 to Wednesday 30 January 2019 , Darling Harbour

    James Cameron — Challenging the Deep is a major new immersive exhibition that traces Cameron’s lifelong pursuit of and achievements in deep ocean science, technology and exploration including his record breaking dives in Deep Sea Challenger…

    18 Oct - 30 Jan
  3. Fireworks at Darling Harbour

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Saturday 29 June 2019 , Darling Harbour

    See the night sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays every Saturday night. 9pm every Saturday night. Grab yourself a ringside seat around Cockle Bay, or a bite to eat in one of the many harbour side restaurants, and enjoy an ama…

    20 Oct - 29 Jun